Geographie und Hochgebirgsgeomorphologie

apl. Prof. Dr. Lasafam Iturrizaga

Research focus

High Mountain Geography
Quaternary Research
Glacial and Periglacial geomorphology
Natural hazards
Man-Environment-Relations





Regional focus


High Asia (Hindukush, Karakoram, Himalaya, Tibet)
Andes (Central and Tropical Andes)
Iceland
European Alps
Harz





Research Projects


Artificial glaciers in the Hindukush / Karakoram (ongoing)

Historical and recent glacier fluctuation in the Man-Environment-Context in the Karakoram Mountains (ongoing)


2012-2013 Glacial geomorphology of the subtropical and tropical AndesAlexander von Humboldt Foundation (Feodor Lynen Return Fellowship)

2012-2013 Quaternary geomorphology in the Cachapoal valley and glacial chronology with 10Be and 3He (34°S, Southern Andes, Chile) Cooperation Prof. Dr. Reynaldo Charrier, Universidad Nacional de Andres Bello, Chile

2010-2012 Recent and paraglacial landscape transformation in the subtropical and tropical Andes Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, cooperation Prof. Dr. Reynaldo Charrier, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile /Universidad, Nacional de Andres Bello

2007–2009 20th century glacier fluctuations in the Hindukush and Karakoram Mountains (Pakistan)

2005-2006 Formation of hummocky moraine landscapes in the Chapursan valley in regard to historical settlement devastations (Karakoram, Pakistan)

2006 Glacier lake outbursts in the Himalayas and Karakoram with respect to climate change and their hazard potential (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in cooperation with Hokkaido University Sapporo (Japan), Prof. Teiji Watanabe

2006-2007 Paraglacial landscape transformation in the Central Andes (Aconcagua-Massif)
Partial financing German Research Foundation IT 14/18-1 (Oct 2006)

2003 – 2005 Glacial lake outbursts in the Karakoram and Hindukush Mountains: Karambar- /Chapursan valley (arakoram): Geomorphological Investigations to the dilluvial sediment landscape
German Research Foundation DFG IT 14/11-1, 14/11-2

2003 - 2004 Post-sedimentary transformation of lateral moraines: The tributary tongue basins of the Kvíárjökull (Iceland)
in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Russell (Keele University, Great Britain)
German Research Foundation DFG IT 14/11-1, 14/11-2

1999 -2005 The lateroglacial valleys in the Karakoram Mountains: Distribution, genesis and morphodynamic of the lateroglacial sediment landscape
German Research Foundation DFG IT 14/2-1; IT 14/2-2 (1999-2001)

1997 Late and postglacial debris accumulations as settlement locations in the Karakoram Mountains
DAAD Grant (Pakistan) 1997

1993 -1998 The transglacial debris development in subtropical high mountain regions (Hindukusch, Karakorum and Himalayas)
DAAD Grant (Nepal) 1994/1995

1992 – 1994 Natural Hazards for temporary and permanent settlements in the Karakoram Mountains




Education

Studies at Universities of Berlin, Göttingen, London

Research/Teaching at Universities of Keele (Great Britain), Sapporo (Japan), Santiago de Chile (Chile), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Habilitation 2005: The lateroglacial valleys in the Karakoram Mountains: Distribution, genesis and morphodynamic of the lateroglacial sediment landscape. University of Göttingen

PhD 1998 : The debris accumulations in High Asia – a geomorphological inventory and typology of postglacial debris accumulations in the Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalayas. (summa cum laude) University of Göttingen

Diploma Thesis 1994: The natural hazard potential in the valley of Shimshal, NW-Karakoram. University of Göttingen



WS 2015 /2016 - SoSe 2016: W2-Substitute Professor (Abt. Geographie/Hochgebirgsgeomorphologie, Geographisches Institut, Universität Göttingen)

fett>WS 2014 /2015 - SoSe 2015: W3-Substitute Professor (Abt. Landschaftsökologie, Geographisches Institut, Universität Göttingen)

April 2012 - ongoing: Research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (Feodor Lynen Return Grant)

WS 2010 / 2011: W3-Substitute Professor (South Asia Institute, University Heidelberg)





Research scientist at foreign universities


April 2011 - March 2012: Escuela Ciencias de la Tierra, Facultad de Ingenería, Universidad Andres Bello Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile (Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung)

Februar - August 2010: Departamento de Geología, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Chile,
Santiago de Chile (Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung)


March – September 2006: Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)
(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS)

April 2003 – April 2004: Earth Surfaces Processes Research Group, Keele University, (Grossbritannien) (Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG)

Internships and Study: University College of London (UCL) (Great Britain), University of Calcutta (India), Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London (Great Britain), Northeastern Planning Commission in Chicago (USA) (1990/1991)






Awards


2012: Awarded with the Feodor-Lynen-Return Grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2011: Appointment "ausserplanmässige Professorin"

2009: Awarded with the Feodor-Lynen-Grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2006: Hans-Bobek-Price of the Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft (Habilitationsschrift)

2005: First Habilitation of a female scientist in Geography at the Fakultät für Geowissenschaften und Geographie in Göttingen

2004: Poster price of the Deutsche Arbeitskreis für Geomorphologie, AK-Geomorphologie Conference in Heidelberg

1994: 2. Humboldt-Ritter-Penck-Price of the Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin (GfE) (Diploma thesis)